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« on: May 17, 2004, 04:31:02 pm »

Look what happened after I forgot shutting down melee for few hours

Poor Arilou =[
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2004, 12:48:25 am »

What mode was this? PVP, and you let the spathi drift?

Otherwise, I can't see how that fight didn't end right quick...
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2004, 03:08:02 am »

Weird - I just tried manually doing it. - No success.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2004, 04:26:37 am »

I dont know HOW it happened but in the few hours I left and came back(I was spathi) the Arilou got stuck there and moved left and right all the time. There were two asteroids surrounding the arilou tho, I remember destroying one, but the arilou was still stuck after destroying one of them. So I just copied a screen shot.
The comp was probably in dumb mode if it didn't teleport.
Probably an insignificant bug. =]
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2004, 07:36:22 pm »

But why didn't it finish off the Spathi with its laser?
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2004, 08:19:29 pm »

I've often found the shape of the spathi makes for some interesting encounters. (That and the fact that this game uses pixel perfect colission detection.)
There was one time I used the two front balls of the spathi ("spathi have balls?") to push an enemy earthling into the planet and pin it there until it died, then swirved away at the last second. It was awesome.
This picture looks suspiciously photoshoped, if the computer is playing the arloo, but not unachievable. There is no reason it's lazer couldn't hit the spathi and kill it, but if it's PvP, I could imagine an inoporune asteroid making this shot a real, "Well he11, look at that" moment.
Another one of those moments was when my Ur-Quan's pylon got caught inside another ship's sticky out part (I think the top of a Melnorme, but it's been a while) in a clipping error and they bounced back and forth a million times in a second before shooting off in opposite directions at a million miles an hour. It was great.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2004, 08:24:05 pm »

You wanna see a show?

Grab a chmmr and any ship that can withstand a beating against those zapsats. Keep it on HvsH for easier handling.

Now, tractor that ship in and make it collide with you.

Dont thrust.

Once your fuel has regenerated, tractor it in a fashion that it imparts momentum to you.

If you do this correctly, and get the enemy ship up to enough steam, the imparted momentum will be so great that the zapsats will not be able to keep up with the chmmr and will vainly chase it through space Smiley

It's a wonderful, albeit comical, sight for sore (and bored!) eyes Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2004, 09:01:26 pm »

It is so great to do stuff like that, especially with the synth vs chmmr... it gets bunned in 2 sec Grin
Too bad it only works for me in sc2, not uqm Sad
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2004, 03:03:50 am »

According to the diagrams in SC1, guesst, the balls on either side of the machine-gun are "decoys", and the ones on either side of the BUTT launcher are where the crew actually is...however, getting one of the decoys hit does count as a hit all the same! MAybe some Spathi figure that someone does know about the true crew pods, so they go into the decoy.....just a weird suggestion...or maybe if the decoy gets hit, Spathi die of intense fright.

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2004, 06:09:44 am »

....or maybe the makers did not want to make the battles end in a single lucky shot.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2004, 03:20:47 am »

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What exactly isn't clear here?!????
I didn't even have photoshop nor paintshop pro in the computer I capped the shot.
I have no interest of just lying for something like that.

The comp WAS arilou and I even said it moved right and left all the time but didn't move and didn't fire, that's why I said
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2004, 07:59:45 pm »

That still does not explain why the arlou did not fire its laser.
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2004, 09:36:33 pm »

could be an AI flaw, that it doesn't have its priorities straight.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2004, 03:35:14 am »

It might only fire if it's within 6 to 0 units distance to the edge of the target, and maybe it thinks it's -1 unit to the edge since it's "inside"?
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Looks real.
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2004, 04:47:47 am »

I was curious and so sat down the other day with a very small melee set.
I was able to duplicate the image (minus the astroid) perfectly on Human vs. Human.
Saddly, before I could get a screen shot, an astroid came through and whacked my Eluder out of the picture. (Figures.)
Though I too am confused why the Skift didn't blow the Eluder to pieces either during or before the collision. Also, why would the Eulder stop there?
Whatever the reason, it's an interesting shot.
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